Payment for environmental services: Brazil


A. Verisimo; Y. Le Boulluec Alves; M. Pantoja da Costa; C. Riccio de Carballo; G.C. Cabral Born; S. Talocchi; R.H. Born

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Research Report


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(Excerpt from report Preface): This report presents the findings of the second stage of Compensation for Environmental Services Project (CES), carried out in Brazil from May to September of 2001. The principal objectives of the project was to assess to what extent and under what conditions rural communities could benefit from environmental services provided by their territories. This report presents a brief review of the first stage of this project, the conceptual basis which guided this work, the methodology used, the case studies, and the analysis. Finally, the conclusions and recommendation provided in the final section reflect both the perspective of local actors and the “common” point of view of the institutions involved in studying the potential and conditions in which compensation for environmental services can in fact be an instrument to bring benefits to rural communities, while at the same time pursuing environmental benefits.

Table of Contents:

1) Credits 2) Preface 3) Introduction 3.1) Conceptual Framework 4) Methodology 4.1) Partnerships 4.2) National Coordination 5) Case studies in Brazil 5.1) Subsidy to rubber-tappers in the state of Acre (AC) – IMAZON Study 5.2) Actors and development in the municipality of Gurupa and the challenges of CES – FASE study

5.3) Populations and environmental services in fully protected conservation areas: The case of Jau National Park – FVA study

5.4) Conservation, development and environmental services in the area of the Mata Atlantica: The case of Vale do Ribeira, SP – Vitae Civilis study

6) Analysis of case studies 6.1) Actors/Communities 6.2) Territories 6.3) Processes 7) Prospects for CES in Brazil 7.1) Risks and potential 7.2) Conclusions and Recommendations 8) References 9) Annexes

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